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Co-Benefits and Tradeoffs to Food Security from Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture

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CABI Agriculture and Bioscience.

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience

Guest Edited by: Sonali McDermid1, Roberto Valdivia2, Cynthia Rosenzweig3 & Erik Mencos Contreras4
New York University; 2 Oregon State University; 3 Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA & 4 Columbia University, USA

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023

Aims and scope: Research at the nexus of climate mitigation and climate adaptation in agriculture remains challenging, owing to both data and modeling limitations, as well as the multi-scale analyses and stakeholder engagement required. Nevertheless, as the impacts of climate change intensify, there is an urgent need to close these science and policy gaps with rigorous analyses of how, and under what conditions, simultaneously pursuing agricultural adaptation and mitigation could provide valuable co-benefits and/or create trade-offs for food security, environmental change, and other important societal challenges. 

Manuscripts considered: To fill these gaps, CABI Agriculture and Biosciences solicits high-quality manuscripts on (but not limited to):

  • The data, models, and tools needed to evaluate agricultural mitigation and adaptation and subsequent co-benefits across biophysical and/or human (e.g., socio-economic) dimensions at multiple temporal and spatial scales
  • Ongoing regional projects and case studies around the world that provide empirical bases to assess co-benefits stemming from combined mitigation and adaptation in agriculture
  • Research addressing the socio-economic benefits and trade-offs, as well as the timescales of realizing mitigation and adaptation co-benefits
  • Research on the science-policy links and policy implications of agricultural adaptation and mitigation co-benefits, e.g., related to the development of national climate policies and commitments

Pre-submission inquiries are accepted - please contact Sonali McDermid.

Submit your manuscript now

Submission Instructions: Prior to submission, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for the journal. To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection, please select 'Co-Benefits and Tradeoffs to Food Security from Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture' in the drop-down menu upon submission; in addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish for your manuscript to be considered within this thematic series. 

All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection. 

Articles published in this collection:

  1. In response to the climate crisis, there has been much focus on climate-smart agriculture (CSA); namely, technologies and practices that enhance adaptation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to f...

    Authors: Jon Hellin, Eleanor Fisher, Marcus Taylor, Suhas Bhasme and Ana María Loboguerrero
    Citation: CABI Agriculture and Bioscience 2023 4:30
  2. Achieving Zimbabwe’s national and international commitments to food systems transformation and climate resilience building is of high priority. Integrated simulation-based research approaches developed under t...

    Authors: Sabine Homann-Kee Tui, Roberto O. Valdivia, Katrien Descheemaeker, Gevious Sisito, Elisha N. Moyo and Farai Mapanda
    Citation: CABI Agriculture and Bioscience 2023 4:24